Please bold the movie title. And we can have ourselves a nice little thread of casual movie reviews to check on for recent movies, or when they come to 'video.'
True Grit --we liked a lot. (Parents and two teenage boys) Jeff Bridges was great in John Wayne's character, Rooster Cogburn. I didn't remember much of the original but I did recognize a few things they kept true to. Hardly recognized matt Damon. Exciting while being PG 13, a rare quality these days.
We loved True Grit also. Matt Damon can actually act, unlike Glen Campbell in the original. It was nice seeing a child playing a childs role unlike Kim Darby who was a young lady. Jeff Bridges deserves at least an Oscar nomination for his part. I especially loved the midnight ride near the end of the movie.
Agreed on Bridges. he was just super. Loved how he got off his horse to shoot cornbread, all drunk! and the Coen brothers directing, seems like they aren't afraid to linger on a scene, like that one, or the river crossing.
I am sure we'll see more of the actress
Yes, I liked this one also. I can't say that I like the original one or this one better. They are the same story, yet different.
I called Blockbusters movie rentals in my area to rent the origianl one. They do not have it. I wanted to get it because the younger ones in the family never saw it.
Our library has some of the older flicks.
Another recent movie we saw Unstoppable PG 13, Denzel Washington, Chris somebody (Pine?) A freight train with toxic cargo is let loose on the track and threatens to crash in small city in PA, but Denzel and Chris decide to save the day. Good characters, fast paced for the whole movie, yet not bloody, good choice for teens with parents so nobody is bored or embarrassed.
I really enjoyed Unstoppable as well. It was interesting to see an 'action' movie that wasn't centered around a criminal act of some kind or violence. I thought they did a terrific job. It was even more exciting because it was based on a true story.
We went to see The Green Hornet. I liked it. Seth Rogen is not my favorite but he did quite well. Jay Chou steals the show as Kato, though. And Edward James Olmos is underused. I would like to have seen more of him.
I am so NOT a fan of Seth Rogen that I don't know if I can ever watch Green Hornet. I am waiting for that caving movie that opens Feb. 4th. Although in one of the previews one of the female characters says something like "What could go wrong diving in a cave?" I think that is kind of a stupid question. lol
Yes, thats the name of it. Not to get too much off topic but did you read about the huge cave system they found, I believe, in Vietnam? The article says its so big the cave has its own jungle and wispy clouds. I wonder if any of that story inspired the movie Sanctum?
The Kings Speech gets lots of attention in our newspaper's Oscar article, especially Colin Firth. Sanctum looks cool but yeah that line is so predictable...I guess we won't be there for the great dialogue lol